Win2k Server w/ Exchange 2k crashed Need to recover to 2k3
Posted on 2006-06-09
Ok so here's my hellish problem.
I have a Win2k Server which was running Exchange 2k. It was the PDC of the network and recently hit a point where it ran out of drive space, system started to fail on itself and that's when I was called in. Nothing runs on the 2k server and I'm grateful it even came up enough for me to get the data off. I got a flat copy of all of the exchange files. There is a pdc in the network, 2k box as well. And also a 2k3 server which was going to replace the Exchange/PDC server due to the fear of it failing, coincidence. So now I have the 2k3 server promoted and working as a DC in the network. Is there a way to take flat file backups of the 2k exchange server and get it running on the 2k3 server with exchange 2k3? I ask this because the 2k server with exchange 2k is old enough to where my client no longer has media or license information for either product and only has the new licensing for 2k3 server and exchange. As I sit typing this in a small server closet lit by one bulb, I'm hoping one of you out there has a solution for me. Thanks.